2023-2024 Academic Year
Amy Thurlow, BPR (MSVU), MA (SMU), PhD (SMU), APR, FCPRS, Professor
The Public Relations program is designed to answer the need for university-educated public relations professionals in Canada. Students receive instruction in a variety of liberal arts subjects, communication techniques, public relations theories, practices and management. Graduates are qualified to take up positions in public relations, public affairs and information services in business, government, media, educational and non-profit institutions and consulting firms. Selected courses are available and delivered online.
All students must seek academic advising once admitted to the program. The Department of Communication Studies has a prescribed sequence of courses that must be followed.
Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Public Relations prior to September 2001 should consult with the department regarding the requirements for completion of their program.
Please refer to 2.1.4 Admission Requirements and 2.1.6 Additional Admission Requirements. Enrolment in this program is limited and selection is based on suitable academic background and achievement.
Please review 220.127.116.11 Admission Requirements for Transfer Students.
Students may count a maximum of 4.0 units of directed/independent/research studies courses in a 23.0 unit degree, with no more than 2.0 units in any single discipline.
If a student fails a Public Relations course twice, they will be dismissed from the Public Relations program.